Wednesday, August 5, 2009

catcher in the rye and its relevance today

An interesting and well-written article on Catcher in the Rye, with reflections on the current generation of young adults (yanked from 3 Quarks Daily a while back):

I have to agree with the sentiments of Meis. While it's natural for teenagers to react to Holden by saying "shut up and take your Prozac," what I've found after numerous conversations with my 15 year old sister is that the attitudes toward being "fake" are no different now than they were when I read the book, or when my Dad read it...

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